If you are looking to buy a watch that looks great and also holds its value after some time then there is no doubt that you need to buy a mechanical watch. Smartwatch offers many features over traditional mechanical automatic watches but with time they will lose value due to advances in technology. Features like heart rate monitor, GPS, step counts and notifications are very useful but they appeal to a different niche. The traditional watch is the way to go if you want true craftsmanship and heirloom if you want to mark a memorable time in life like graduation or marriage. Today you can buy a decent watch for under $100, these are not bad but we want something that lasts a lifetime, stay attractive and never lose value. So here are the best watches to invest your money in this year.
TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY
Tudor heritage black bay is the divers watch with a stainless steel case and is powered by Tudor’s MT5602 automatic self-winding movement. The movement has proven itself worthy time over time and has bidirectional rotor system. The watch draws its design characteristics from a long and rich Tudor history. Tudor heritage black bay has whopping 70 hours power reserve.
Design is very classic which is a good thing as people tend to always like the classic even after a decade.
HUBLOT CLASSIC FUSION
It is the ultra-fine and most graceful watch offered by the company. It is very closely associated with the very first watch made by Hubot and it is also communicated in the name “classic fusion. It has a round case with bezel screwed down. It gives the watch a modern touch. This watch used modern materials ceramic and titanium as well as traditional metals gold and steel.
Rolex Submariner is an iconic watch that is very successful and popular among celebrities. It is the most successful divers watch in the world. Watch hands are pushed forward on the dial with in house 3135 movement. It has a 904l stainless steel case that is tested to be waterproofed up to 300 meters.
Rolex is always a successful investment, you will never find or hear selling one at less than what it originally cost. It is because Rolex is very successful in making it a luxury brand. Their divers’ watches look simple and classy which you can wear every day.
OMEGA SEAMASTER 300M
Omega Seamaster 300M is the true masterpiece with beautiful sandblasted dial and hands coated with Super-LumiNova. It has a polished ceramic bezel with diving scale. It comes with a transparent back to embrace Omega’s Co-Axial caliber 8400 which has anti-magnetic characteristics.
Omega is a brand that has increased resale value than any other brand. Omega Seamaster watches are also worn by James Bond in every film till date. You can also find a quartz version Seamaster which will definitely give you more return in the vintage market then what you paid for it in the retail market.
PANERAI LUMINOR BASE
Time to introduce one of my favorite watch, Panerai Luminor Base that has 56 hours power reserve capacity. It comes with a hand wind movement manufactured by Panerai in the house. Panerai OP I caliber movement need to be hand winded every 3rd day to keep it running. This specific model was designed in Italy but manufactured In Switzerland.
Every model of watch Panerai produce is limited so whatever watch you decide to buy from them will become a collectible. It has a modern and chunky feel but is a good investment.